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Level 5 Early Years Lead Practitioner

Develop your career in childcare

Lead practitioner apprenticeship standard

This programme will develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours of early years practitioners to be proactive and influential.

The learner will be working in a senior role such as Room Leader, Early Years Lead, Deputy Manager or Manager. Undertaking this apprenticeship will develop the practitioner’s ability to reflect and build on practice through on-going professional enquiry and action led research.

The early years lead practitioner will promote the health and wellbeing of all children, whilst ensuring compliance with legislation, policies and strategies at national, local and setting based level. They will be an active and effective key worker, advocating on behalf of the children as well as disseminating best practice and demonstrating practice required of a leader.

The lead practitioner will develop their reflection skills to improve pedagogical practice and initiate personal and team continuous professional development in response to strengths and weaknesses.

Your apprenticeship journey

Months 1 to 5

Reflective practice and CPD
Health and wellbeing of all children
Health, safety and record keeping

Months 6 to 11

Leadership and management
Child development and theory
Curriculum and pedagogy

Months 12 to 24

Safeguarding
Equality, diversity, inclusion and SEN
Partnership working
Professional development & EPA case study
Preparation for your End Point Assessment (EPA)

Things to consider

Entry requirements

You must have been a UK, EEA, or EU resident for at least the past three years to undertake this training programme.

In addition, you must be able to commit to the full length of the programme and be able to meet the programme modules through your job role.

If you do not have a level 2 or equivalent in Maths and English, you will be required to work towards achieving these qualifications as part of your apprenticeship.

How will you learn?

Over the duration of 24 months, you will receive a combination of face-to-face and online training and support.

You will undertake an online assessment that will help us to understand your learning style and needs, then we will tailor your learning experience accordingly.

We ensure that you stay on track to complete your programme on time by managing your progress through our state-of-the-art e-portfolio system, Smart Assessor.

At the end of your programme, your learnt knowledge, skills and behaviours will be assessed by an independent assessor in your end-point assessment (EPA).

Off-the-job training

As part of the apprenticeship, alongside your job role, 20% of your time in work must be dedicated to improving new skills.

You will undertake an online assessment that will help us to understand your learning style and needs, then we will tailor your learning experience accordingly.

This can be any time devoted to learning and improving new skills without interruption.

Let's change lives

We’re all about changing lives, be that individuals changing lives through their day-to-day work, or by organisations changing lives and impacting on our economy.

As a national training provider, we change lives throughout the UK, with expertise in childcare, healthcare, clinical and business skills apprenticeships.

For more information, complete the form below, call us on 01753 596 004, or email us.

Level 5 Early Years Lead Practitioner
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